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Library Leaves is published online by the staff of the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library. In keeping with our mission to educate, support the study of the Arboretum and living collections, and share botanical knowledge, this blog will offer a closer look at our unique collections, upcoming events, and ongoing projects. Keep reading and continue to visit us online and in person! Follow us on Twitter, @AAhortlib.

Simmons Interns In The Archives

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, January 20, 2016

A Naturalist in Western China, part two

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, August 31, 2015

The Journey of the Giant Sequoia

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, July 30, 2015

The Journey of the Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

Passersby strolling along Hemlock Hill Road are struck by the amazing view of the conifer collection, sprawling above the open glade known as Kent Field, across from Bussey Brook. Among the pines, spruces, and firs is one of the Arboretum’s finest specimens of giant sequoia or redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum). This native of California’s Sierra Nevada […]

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Migrations: Celebrating Susan Hardy Brown

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, July 15, 2015

Dawson medals come to the Arboretum Archives

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, May 18, 2015

Meet Joseph Rock in our Visitor Center

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, April 7, 2015

Meet Joseph Rock in our Visitor Center

Joseph Rock on horseback

Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Geographic Society and The Arnold Arboretum. Charles Sargent hired Rock to explore China and Tibet for the Arboretum with the assignment to collect […]

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A Naturalist in western China

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, February 20, 2015

A Naturalist in Western China, part one

Wilson_Zappey_China_1908

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) explored the regions Sichuan and Hubei in Western China and borderlands of Tibet four times, in 1899-1902, 1903-1906, 1907-1909, and 1910-1911. The former two trips were executed for the Veitch Nursery Firm in England, the latter for the Arnold Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum trips were the more important ones, being scientific […]

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A close call with Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, January 29, 2015

A close call with Asian Longhorned Beetle

American Forests

Arnold Arboretum featured in American Forests magazine Anyone who remembers our recent scare with the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) may be interested in seeing the Winter 2015 issue of American Forests magazine (Volume 120, number 4). “Eradication Nation” by Tate Williams features Arboretum Director of Operations Stephen Schneider, who provides a behind-the-scenes account of Arnold […]

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Portrait of a 125-Year Friendship

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, December 2, 2014

Crowdsourcing the Mystery of the Sunrise Ladies

by Arnold Arboretum Staff, October 22, 2014

Crowdsourcing the Mystery of the Sunrise Ladies

sunrise

Metadata is a crucial component for the over 65,000 images curated by the Archives of the Arnold Arboretum. Knowledge is power when harvesting background information about a photograph or a series of photographs. Archivists and artists can never be too careful when we record and curate metadata for an associated visual object for copyright purposes […]

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